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Shared link access history question

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I recently opened a private letter in the dropbox webpage through a read-only/shared link without thinking and didn't realize that I was still logged in to a friend's account who had recently come by and logged in to show me something. I didn't save or download the file to their account or anything like that. Is it possible that they can see the file in their account in any way through accessed file history or suggestions or anything? From what I can tell from searching and testing on my own account, you can't see any references to files opened through read-only links if they're not owned by the account or specifically shared with the account. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking something.

 

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Re: Shared link access history question

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @cyuiopgh, thanks for reaching out to us. 

 

It does sound like you accessed the file via a shared link, so the account you used shouldn't be able to trace it back, since you don't generally need an account to open it. 

 

Unless you navigated to the shared link via an incognito window though, they might be able to browse back to it if they access the browser's history. 

 

Let me know if you have any other questions, cheers!


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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @cyuiopgh, thanks for reaching out to us. 

 

It does sound like you accessed the file via a shared link, so the account you used shouldn't be able to trace it back, since you don't generally need an account to open it. 

 

Unless you navigated to the shared link via an incognito window though, they might be able to browse back to it if they access the browser's history. 

 

Let me know if you have any other questions, cheers!


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That's a relief, thanks for the reply! In regards to the last point, they had logged in temporarily on my personal computer (where I later opened the letter) and they don't have access to my browser's history. Is that what you meant? 

 

Thanks again

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Yes, exactly that! I'm glad to have helped and possibly given you some peace of mind, @cyuiopgh


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